On Wednesday, April 25, the U.S. Department of Education published its application for State educational agencies (SEAs) to apply for $25 million in supplemental McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) funding for students displaced by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017. The deadline for SEAs to submit their applications is May 25, 2018. Only SEAs need apply; LEAs will submit applications to their SEAs later, according to criteria and procedures established by the state.

The Department also published the application for Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students, which is also due on May 25 and available at the same website.

This funding boost is the result of sustained advocacy by SchoolHouse Connection and many in our network. We hope it will provide relief for the many schools and districts that continue to serve students impacted by natural disasters.

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